Nolan Catholic football game to be televised live Oct. 17 on KTXA

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Fort Worth Nolan Catholic and Dallas Bishop Lynch headline KTXA/Ch. 21’s High School Football Game of the Week lineup, which was announced Tuesday.

Nolan’s Oct. 17 matchup will begin at 7:30 p.m., and it’s the only Friday game this season that will air live. Both teams are part of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

The UIL doesn’t allow live telecasts on Friday nights.

“I think it’s great,” Nolan coach Joe Prud’homme said. “There are so many times that high school football, to me, is more entertaining than a college game. I think it will add to some excitement and exposure not just for us, but for Texas and Metroplex football as a whole.”

Prud’homme said Nolan and Bishop Lynch had to get approval from TAPPS, which has a standing contract with Time Warner Cable to televise games.

Nolan is the three-time defending TAPPS Division I state champion, and Prud’homme said KTXA also looked at Nolan games against Argyle Liberty Christian and UIL school Lancaster. He said KTXA chose the Bishop Lynch game at Roffino Stadium in Dallas because the facility is better equipped than Nolan’s Doskocil Stadium to stage a live broadcast.

Doskocil is currently under renovation and will be able to better accommodate television next season.

“But more importantly, it’s great to have this one on TV, but if you don’t produce inside the lines, it doesn’t mean a whole lot,” Prud’homme said.

For the third time in four years, the Euless Trinity-Hurst L.D. Bell game will air. The tape-delayed broadcast will be at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

Arlington Martin will face DeSoto to kick off the season’s coverage Aug. 29.

The season finale is Denton Ryan-Denton Guyer on Nov. 7.

Games on KTXA/21

Aug. 29: Arlington Martin vs. DeSoto at Midlothian, 10:30 p.m.

Aug. 30: South Oak Cliff vs. Cedar Hill at John Kincaide Stadium, 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 5: Wylie East vs. Mesquite Poteet at Wylie Stadium, 10:30 p.m.

Sept. 12: Argyle vs. Celina at Argyle Eagle Stadium, 10:30 p.m.

Sept. 18: North Garland vs. Rockwall at Williams Stadium, 10:30 p.m.

Sept. 26: Mesquite vs. Mesquite Horn at Mesquite Memorial Stadium, 10:30 p.m.

Oct. 3: Dallas Skyline vs. Dallas Jesuit at Forrester Stadium, 10:30 p.m.

Oct. 9: Euless Trinity vs. LD Bell at Pennington Field, 10:30 p.m.

Oct. 10: Mansfield Lake Ridge vs. Mansfield Timberview at Vernon Newsome Stadium, 10:30 p.m.

Oct. 17: Bishop Lynch vs. Nolan Catholic at Roffino Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (live)

Oct. 24: Prosper vs. Lucas Lovejoy at Eagles Stadium, 10:30 p.m.

Oct. 31: Granbury vs. Aledo at Bearcat Stadium, 10:30 p.m.

Nov. 6: Keller vs. Northwest at Keller ISD Athletic Complex, 10:30 p.m.

Nov. 7: Denton Ryan vs. Denton Guyer at CH Collins Stadium, 10:30 p.m.

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